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In this SupplySide West edition of the Healthy INSIDER Podcast, Rachel Adams, managing editor, and Tara Couch, senior director of dietary supplement and tobacco services at EAS Consulting Group, discuss essential quality systems for an own label distributor in a contract manufacturing partnership.
Brand owners are charged with ensuring the regulatory requirements for quality and safety of dietary supplements are met—even when working with a contract manufacturer. Quality systems are essential to ensure regulations are met, and should be a central component of the contract manufacturing partnership.
In this SupplySide West edition of the Healthy INSIDER Podcast, Rachel Adams, managing editor, and Tara Couch, senior director of dietary supplement and tobacco services at EAS Consulting Group, discuss:
The role of quality systems in achieving the regulatory requirements for quality and safety of dietary supplements;
How brand owners ensure their contract manufacturing partners are adhering to quality systems; and
Common pitfalls of brand owners when it comes to implementing quality systems.
Links and Resources:
“Managing Quality in a Contract Manufacturing Partnership” Workshop, Nov. 10, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at SupplySide West in Las Vegas.
Rachel French joined Informa’s Health & Nutrition Network in 2013. Her career in the natural products industry started with a food and beverage focus before transitioning into her role as managing editor of Natural Products Insider, where she covered the dietary supplement industry. French left Informa Markets in 2019, but continues to freelance for both FBI and NPI.
Tara Lin Couch, Ph.D., owner of TLC Regulatory and Laboratory Consulting, is an analytical/organic chemist who also obtained a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She has more than 35 years of diverse laboratory and regulatory experience in academic, field, contract and manufacturing environments. Couch is a sought-after expert on issues pertaining to quality control in pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, tobacco manufacturing and the cannabis industries. As a consultant, she assists with the development, improvement and implementation of quality systems that are scientifically sound, efficient, practical and compliant with FDA regulations.
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